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News wrap: KZN monkeys get the hang of touchscreens 

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KZN monkeys get the hang of touchscreens 

Scientists say that KZN Monkey’s are the first wild primates to get the hang of touchscreens. The team of scientists spent more than two years testing their electronic apparatus in the Mawana game reserve. The groundbreaking research paves the way for deeper studies of wild primates’ intelligence, which could include virtual reality games.

Joburg’s escaped tiger shot dead 

Sheba the 8 year old female tiger which escaped from a property in the south of Johannesburg has been shot dead in the early hours of this morning. She had been on the loose in Johannesburg since the weekend. Reports say Sheba attacked and killed domestic farm animal and she was killed to protect residents.

Ongoing electricity crisis could have a negative impact on food prices in SA

There’s concern that the ongoing electricity crisis will have a negative impact on food prices in South Africa. The agricultural sector says that longer periods of load shedding is affecting irrigation systems and putting farmers under severe pressure. Some food outlets are also being affected as some cannot slaughter during times of rolling blackouts, with outlets such as KFC running out of products like chicken.

BBC apologises for sexual sounds playing live on air 

The BBC has apologised after pornographic moans were heard while its presenters covered a soccer match live on air. One presenter tweeted that the source of the noise came from a phone which had been taped to the back of the set.

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